McClure P-10855

General information

Waterway  Dead River
Current status   Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-10855
FERC project name Dead River
Other projects with this FERC number
Permit issued 9/29/02
Permit expiration 9/26/42

Ownership and operation

Owner Upper Peninsula Power Co
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1988
Transmission or distribution system owner Upper Peninsula Power Co

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 2
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 8.0 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 35,040.9 mWH

This project consists of the following three developments:

Silver Lake
  • No generation capacity
  • A 1,500-foot-long earthen dam with a spillway, a 15-foot-long outlet structure,
  • Four earthen saddle dikes
  • 1,464-acre Silver Lake reservoir
Dead River (Hoist)
  • 4,602-foot-long concrete gravity dam with a spillway
  • A 3,202-acre reservoir
  • A 342- foot-long rock tunnel connected to a 193-foot-long steel penstock
  • A powerhouse containing three turbine generating units with a total installed capacity of 5.5 MW
  • The Hoist Development has a 1,000-foot bypassed stream reach
  • 1,874-foot-long concrete gravity dam with a spillway
  • A 95.9-acre reservoir
  • A powerhouse containing two turbine generating units with a total installed capacity of 10 MW
  • A 13,302-foot-long penstock, a surge tank; a tailrace, and an electrical substation
  • The McClure development has a 6.1-mile-long bypassed reach
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